Mohammad Ahmadi

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Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.P.S.A. in public service and administration, Texas A&M University; B.Eng. in civil engineering, Herat University

Overview

Mohammad Ahmadi is a Ph.D. student in the Technology Applications and Implications Stream at Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. He has an M.P.S.A. in policy analysis from Texas A&M University and a B.Eng. in civil engineering from the University of Herat. His research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Islamic terrorism and homeland security. 

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he worked as an associate with Acasus. In this role he provided day-to-day data analysis of the COVID-19 rollout in Afghanistan, developed a model for vaccine allocation, developed an online national dashboard of key performance indicators for all COVID-19 vaccination centers across Afghanistan, and briefed donors such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID and National Technical Committee of Afghanistan on COVID-19 vaccine rollout. He also served as a graduate research assistant at Texas A&M University, a procurement consultant Kabul’s Integrity Watch Afghanistan, and a manager and advisor to several other in engineering and elections. He is also a former Fulbright scholar. 

Languages

Farsi; Pashto